Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi  was the first to report discovery of HIV in 1983, for which she was awarded the Nobel prize in 2008.

She actively contributes to scientific societies and international institutions and has co-authored more than 249 publications and 120 articles in book reviewed.

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Luc Montagnier and Harald zur Hausen, 2008

An honorary Doctor of Science degree from Tulane University, May 2009.

Barré-Sinoussi F., Chermann J.C., Rey F., Nugeyre M.T., Chamaret S., Gruest J., Dauguet C., Axler-Blin C., Brun-Vezinet F., Rouzioux C., Rozenbaum W., Montagnier L. : Isolation of a T-lymphotropic retrovirus from a patient at risk for Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Science, 1983, 220 : 868-871

Klatzman D., Cavaille-Coll M., Brunet J.B., Rozenbaum W., Kerbaum S., Barré-Sinoussi F., Chermann J.C., Montagnier L., Gluckman J.C. : Immune status of AIDS patients in France : Relationship with LAV tropism. Ann. New York Acad. Sci., 1984, 437 : 228-237

Rey M.A., Spire B., Dormont D., Barré-Sinoussi F., Montagnier L., Chermann J.C. : Characterization of the RNA dependent DNA polymerase of a new human T-lymphotropic retrovirus (Lymphadenopathy Associated Virus). Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm., 1984, 121 : 126-133

Chermann J.C., Barré-Sinoussi F., Dauguet C., Brun-Vezinet F., Rouzioux C., Rozenbaum W., Montagnier L. : Isolation of a new retrovirus in a patient at risk for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Antibiot. and Chemother., 1984, 32 : 48-53

Vilmer E., Barré-Sinoussi F., Rouzioux C., Gazengel C., Vezinet-Brun F., Dauguet C., Fischer A., Magnine P., Chermann J.C., Griscelli C., Montagnier L. : Isolation of new lymphotropic retrovirus from two siblings with haemophilia B, one with AIDS. Lancet, 1984, II : 753-757

Montagnier L., Dauguet C., Axler C., Chamaret S., Gruest J., Nugeyre M.T., Rey F., Barré-Sinoussi F., Chermann J.C. : A new type of retrovirus isolated from patients with lymphadenopathy and acquired immune deficiency syndrome : structural and antigenic relatedness with equine infectious anaemia virus. Ann. Virol. (Institut Pasteur), 1984, 135E : 119-134

Ellrodt A., Barré-Sinoussi F., Le Bras, Nugeyre M.T., Palazzo L., Rey F., Brun-Vezinet F., Rouzioux C., Segond P., Caquet R., Montagnier L., Chermann J.C. : Isolation of a new human T-lymphotropic retrovirus (LAV) from a a married couple of Zairians, one with AIDS, the other with the prodomes. Lancet, 1984, I : 1383-1385

Brun-Vezinet F., Rouzioux C., Barré-Sinoussi F., Klatzmann D., Saimot A.G., Rozenbaum W., Montagnier L., Chermann J.C. : Detection of IgG antibodies to lymphadenopathy associated virus (LAV) by ELISA, in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or lymphadenopathy syndrome. Lancet, 1984, I : 1253-1256

Klatzmann D., Barré-Sinoussi F., Nugeyre M.T., Dauguet C., Vilmer E., Griscelli C., Brun-Vezinet F., Rouzioux C., Gluckmann J.C., Chermann J.C., Montagnier L. : Selective tropism for the helper/inducer T lymphocyte of a new human retrovirus associated with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Science, 1984, 225 : 59-63

Feorino M.P., Kalyanaraman V.S., Haverkos H.W., Cadradilla C.D., Warfield D.T., Jaffe H.W., Harrison A.K., Goldringer D., Gottlieb M.S., Chermann J.C., Barré-Sinoussi F., Spira T.J., Mc Dougal J.S., Curran J.W., Montagnier L., Murphy F.A., Francis D.P. : Lymphadenopathy Associated Virus (LAV) infection of a blood donor-recipient pair with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Science, 1984, 225 : 69-72

Vilmer E., Fischer A., Griscelli C., Barré-Sinoussi F., Vie V., Chermann J.C., Montagnier L., Rouzioux C., Brun-Vezinet F., Rosenbaum W. : Possible transmission of a human lymphotropic retrovirus (LAV) from mother to infant with AIDS. Lancet, 1984, II : 229-230

Mcclure H., Swenson B., King F., Chermann J.C., Barré-Sinoussi F., Montagnier L., Eichberg J., Saxinger C., Gallo R., Alter H., Masur H., Macher A., LaneC., Fauci A. : Experimental infection of chimpanzees with Lymphadenopathy-Associated Virus. J. Am. Med. Ass., 1984, 252 : 995

Francis D., Feorino P., Broderson R., Mcclure H., Getchell J., Mcgrath C., Swenson B., Mcdougal S., Palmer E., Harrison A., Barré-Sinoussi F., Chermann J.C., Montagnier L., Curran J., Cabradilla C., Kalyanaraman S. : Infection of chimpanzees with Lymphadenopathy-Associated Virus. Lancet, 1984, II : 1276-1277

Magasiny S., Spire B., Barré-Sinoussi F., Chermann J.C. : Genomic variability of selected LAV-Related AIDS retroviruses. AIDS Res., 1986, 2 : 19-30
Rey F., Barré-Sinoussi F., Schmidtmayerova H., Chermann J.C. : Detection and titration of neutralizing antibodies to HIV using an inhibition of the cytopathic effect of the virus on MT4 cells. J. Virol. Methods, 1987, 16 : 239-249

Gout O., Rouquette B., Tournier-Lasserve E., Barré-Sinoussi F., Lyon-Caen O., Chermann J.C. : Acute and regressive encephalopathy coincident with transient isolation of human immunodeficiency virus from cerebrospinal fluid of a seropositive man. Biomed. Pharmacother., 1988, 42 : 15-20

Lunardi-Iskandar Y., Nugeyre M.T., Georgoulias V., Barré-Sinoussi F., Jasmin C., Chermann J.C. : Replication of the human immunodeficiency virus 1 and impaired differentiation of T cells after in vitro infection of bone marrow immature T cells. J. Clin. Invest., 1989, 83 : 610-615

Spire B., Sire J., Zachar V., Rey F., Barré-Sinoussi F., Galibert F., Hampe A., Chermann J.C. : Nucleotide sequence of the HIV1-NDK : a highly cytopathic strain. Gene, 1989, 81 : 275-284

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    In 2012, Prof. Barré-Sinoussi will be the President of the International Aids Society